Saturday, March 16, 2013

Tula Pink is coming to town!


Not much sewing happening here this weekend, but next weekend this is what is happening at a store near me! I will be there with a few of my friends!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Crafty Cooks Apron Swap–Sign ups close March 15th come and join in the fun!!!!!


Just a little reminder about the Crafty Cooks Apron Swap! Spaces are filling up fast but we do have a few more left so be quick if you want to join in. Signups close on March 15th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We have a great crowd on Flickr already! and if you like a swap where people are chatty then come join in.

With the short winter nights nearly behind us (in the Northern Hemisphere anyway!) it is time for a bit of Spring Cleaning, well thinking about it at least :) Even if Spring Cleaning doesn't feature prominently on your to-do list, here is an opportunity to embrace your inner Domestic Goddess and look the part if not live it! In conjunction with Fiona, who is one of my blogging friends and who blogs at Celtic Thistle Stitches, I invite you to make and secretly swap a Half-Apron and your absolute failsafe, go-to recipe with would-be Domestic Goddesses around the world. Whether your style is Hostess with the Mostess DSC00644

Homecooking Heroine (Courtesy of Celtic Thistle) Patchwork apron
Or Kitchen Diva (Celtic Thistle) Retro apron Your swap hostesses have the ideal partner out there waiting to make the perfect apron just for you. This swap will be limited to 30 participants so you will need to register early to ensure your place. To join the Crafty Cooks Apron and Recipe Swap you will need to confirm your agreement to the Swap guidelines and complete the registration form at the Crafty Cooks Apron and Recipe Swap Flickr Group here Sign ups will close on March 15th, or when the limit of 30 participants is reached. All swaps to be sent no later than April 30th. As if the Swap itself wasn't exciting enough your Swap Hostesses have lined up some fabulous incentives to help you stay on track. My Photo Kristy at Quiet Play is offering Crafty Cooks Apron Swappers a 15% discount on her Sew Retro Paper-pieced patterns in her Craftsy store IntrepidThreadButton Julie at The Intrepid Thread is offering Crafty Cooks Apron Swappers a 10% discount for a limited time on fabrics from her online store. my etsy Pam at Uberstitch is offering a $25 Gift Voucher to one lucky Crafty Cooks Apron Swapper who completes the swap on time.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Bee Blocks–Star Light, Star Bright 3x6 Bee


I managed to finish all my Bee Blocks for the Star Light, Star Bright 3x6 Bee that I am in on Flickr, which means I can now begin my Bee Blocks for the Sampler hive I am in. 

This block is for Linda, Hive caretaker, she asked for a block with the colours that you find in a coleus plant.  I think the Joel Dewberry fabric on the large star points is perfect for this.


This block is for Sue, I love, love this colour combination, I also went with this combination but added pink into the mix too. For this block I used some scraps I had left over from my Christmas Vintage Holiday Quilt and also some scraps from my Swoon Quilt.


Lisa, went for light yellow, light blue and a little bit of pink red and green, so I couldn’t resist adding some Vintage modern for the centre block.


I love the large star points in this block, it is amazing how such a traditional block can look so modern and different with the right fabric. The large star points are Laurie Wisburn – Tufted Tweets.


Brandy asked for low volume, with a pop of colour, I had a hard time deciding what fabric to use, but I think this works.  For my pop of colour I used a Laurie Wisburn fabric.


Megan asked for aqua orange and green, this Joel Dewberry Heirloom fabric is just perfect for this colour combination and luckily I had some left over from the Amy Butler Birdie Sling Bag that I made.


And here they are together! I am going to have to make a star quilt.  I love this block, its easy and fun to do.


I am tempted to do the same blocks again for the sampler hive that I am in, I think that stars are a popular block and I had a lot of fun doing them, and I think the ladies in the Bee will like them too. I just have to wait and get some feedback before going ahead with the. If not I might have a go at some churn dash blocks instead.

If you missed my last post, then I just want to let you all know that I am cohosting an Apron Swap, details can be found here

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